While they acted transparently, two Sayreville Borough council members may have violated the Local Government Ethics Law by not recusing themselves from a vote benefiting their family members. Had they recused, the motion would not have passed. The vote involved Continue Reading →
On June 16, 2017, a Bergen County Court found that a March 2016 joint meeting of the Lyndhurst Township Commission and Board of Ed. was not properly noticed and issued a consent order requiring that a shared service agreement be Continue Reading →
PRESS RELEASE For immediate release June 22, 2017 On June 21, 2017, Mercer County Assignment Judge Mary C. Jacobson ordered the Lawrence Township Board of Education to better inform the public of the topics it discusses during closed-door meetings Continue Reading →
In a unanimous decision issued on June 20, 2017 in John Paff v. Galloway Township, et al, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA), “information in electronic form, even if part of a Continue Reading →
North Bergen School Board wouldn’t cooperate with the state comptroller’s audit request, wanted first to know why they were picked, spent tax dollars to fight it and lost at both the trial and appellate court levels. NJFOG treasurer John Paff Continue Reading →
Stop & Shop filed a declaratory judgment lawsuit against Bergen County after a record was first disclosed to them with a 2nd OPRA request several years after their first request. The record, though responsive to the first request, was not Continue Reading →
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Winners have been announced for SPJ’s Excellence in Journalism Contest for work published in 2016. There are more than 130 winners in New Jersey! A hat tip to Anne Forline of the South Jersey Observer, Sergio Bichao of NJ101.5, and Continue Reading →